Photo Sources: 1. Domino Mag 2, 3 and 4: Pottery Barn
As part of the ongoing (never-ending) overhaul of the living room, I want a gallery wall. We have the perfect space for it - a 12 foot expanse with nothing on it - and once I am done, it will look fabulous. Or so I hope.
Over the next few weeks and months, I will be highlighting some of the art projects that will be hanging on our wall. Starting with the framed coins.
I was sorting through boxes that were stored in my parents' basement when I came across coins I had brought home from some of my travels.
I didn't want to put them back in the bottom of a box but wasn't sure how to display them until I saw an episode of Sarah 101 where the amazing Sarah Richardson used buttons to create some art for a laundry room. It was then that I thought, "I could do something similar with my coins." So after a bit of searching for frames and fabric for backing, I was off and putting together my famed coins.
Step 1: Gather Materials
- Coins (Having a variety of sizes and colors works best, I think)
- Frames (I used 1-5x7 and 1-4x6 frames)
- Tape (I used packing tape since that was all I could find)
- Glue (I used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue)
- I used the paper "picture" that comes with the frame as my guide
- I used a linen-look muslin I got a Joann Fabrics several months ago. This will be the background for several of the pieces on the wall to help build a more cohesive look
Step 4: Arrange your coins and glue
- Create a pattern of design that looks best to you.
- I used just a small bead of glue since I thought I may want to remove them at some point in the future.
- Let dry for at least an hour
Step 6: Place into frame
I think this will be a great way to remember some of my travels.
Cost of the Project:
This was another "free" project for us since we had all the items.
*Assuming you had your coins, glue and tape already and only had to buy the frames and fabric, I would think this could be done for no more than $5 a piece. Less if you could find frames at the dollar store or thrift shop.
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